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Dr. Bryant G. Nielson

Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest:
Structural Reliability
Highway Bridge Behavior
Earthquake Engineering

B.S., Civil Engineering, 1998, Utah State University
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2000, Utah State University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2005, Georgia Tech.

Classes typically taught:
CE 3010 Structural Analysis

Professional Registration:
Professional Engineer in Utah

Professional Society Membership:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Sample Publications:
Nielson, B.G. and DesRoches, R. "Influence of Modeling Assumptions on the Seismic Response of Multi-Span Simply Supported Steel Girder Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones" Engineering Structures, (In Press).

Nielson, B.G. and DesRoches, R. "Effect of Using PGA Versus Sa on the Uncertainty in Probabilistic Seismic Demand Models of Highway Bridges," 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA, EERI, April 2006.

Nielson B.G and DesRoches, R. "Improved Methodology for Generation of Analytical Fragility Curves for Highway Bridges," 9th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Albuquerque, NM, ASCE, July 2004.

Choi, E., DesRoches, R. and Nielson, B., "Seismic Fragility of Typical Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones." Engineering Structures, 26, 2004, 187-199.

Dennis J. Nielsen
Contact Information:
Office: 308 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3312
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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